Documentation forKiwi Syslog Server


This documentation is for legacy Kiwi Syslog Server versions 9.8.3 and older.

Under most operating systems, the service will start without problems. On some Windows Server systems, the service may have to wait for some other system services starting before it can start. Otherwise you will see the error message "One or more system services failed to start" on the console after a reboot.

To ensure that the required services have started before Kiwi Syslog Server is started, you can modify this Kiwi Syslog Server registry setting.

Section (32-bit Windows OS) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SolarWinds\Syslogd\Properties
Section (64-bit Windows OS) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\WOW6432Node\SolarWinds\Syslogd\Properties
Value (STRING) NTServiceDependencies
Default value Blank

Text string of service names. Delimited by semi-colons. For example:


To add service dependencies:

  1. Uninstall the service from the Manage menu.
  2. Run RegEdit.
  3. Locate the section HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SolarWinds\Syslogd\Properties.
  4. Create the new string value of NTServiceDependencies.
  5. Modify the value data to include the list of services that need to start first (for example, LanmanWorkstation;TCPIP;WMI).
  6. Install the service from the Manage menu.

The example above will ensure that the Workstation, WMI (Windows Management Interface) and TCP/IP stack services are running before trying to start the Kiwi Syslog Server Service.